Friday, April 30, 2010
I found this video on the Modcloth blog and I thought it was so inspiring. Without totally copying their blog, basically this girl wore the same dress for 365 and jazzed it up each day with donated/thrift items. She used the whole thing as a way to raise money for school children in India. It's the most awesome and creative way I've ever seen one person raise money for a cause. Plus it supports sustainable fashion!
I would love to do a 365 day project like this. Although with moving to Boston, now is probably the worst time to start. Maybe as a New Years Resolution for 2011? Use it as a way to raise money for charity using a white t-shirt for 365 days while showcasing sustainable Etsy artisans with the accessories I wear....OR something... I'm really just rambling at this point.
Either way, The Uniform Project was friggin sweet.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Well.... on to look at pretty things that I can't afford to make me feel better for today's Wednesday Wishlist
So I'm really digging the graphic t-shirt with floral skirt look right now. It's an easy way to be comfy and all sorts of trendy at the same time. Etsy seller SquidInkKollective has the most hilarious narwhal shirts and I have a pretty big soft spot for narwhals and narwhal related things. All of my non narwhal t-shirt picks are from Threadless and all of my skirt picks for today are from Modcloth.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Not bad, eh? I hope by my next craft show to have enough jewelry to fill two tables instead of one. I think the tent looks a little lonely with just one table. I was also quite happy with the pom poms. I received several compliments about them and a few people even asked if I was selling them so, for the next festival I think I'll bring a few extras with me in case people really do want to purchase them. Note: have sweet decorations and try and sell those too!
I was not happy with the rings on rolls of fabric. It makes a nice display, but everyone thought they were flutes. No REALLY. People saw them and thought I was a flute vendor. Plus it makes it difficult for people who want to try on your jewelry. They had to awkwardly take the rings off and had a hard time putting them back on. Next time I'll just have a little ring tray.
Well the good news is all of my left over jewelry is slowly making its way onto my Etsy shop so go check it out!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I will be spending my evening making new slightly less dead sea urchin looking pom poms. After that I just need to keep my fingers crossed that it doesn't rain the day of the festival and wash away my poms.
Btw, have I mentioned how much jewelry I've been making lately?
I just haven't been able to post any of it! All the extras from the craft show will be posted to my Etsy, but let's hope I sell everything, eh?
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
According to the Tom's website "Many children in developing countries grow up barefoot. Whether at play, doing chores or going to school, these children are at risk:
•A leading cause of disease in developing countries is soil-transmitted diseases, which can penetrate the skin through bare feet. Wearing shoes can help prevent these diseases, and the long-term physical and cognitive harm they cause.
•Wearing shoes also prevents feet from getting cuts and sores. Not only are these injuries painful, they also are dangerous when wounds become infected.•Many times children can't attend school barefoot because shoes are a required part of their uniform. If they don't have shoes, they don't go to school. If they don't receive an education, they don't have the opportunity to realize their potential.
I did wear shoes when I ran errands for work and had to go inside of stores or restaurants, but I spent all day at work with no shoes. I normally enjoy being barefoot, but I rarely spend the entire day working with no shoes. When I came home I had to wash my feet before I did anything else because they felt so disgusting. Plus working at a ceramic/mosaic studio meant there were lots of tiny broken shards to step on during the day. It's not that I'm ignorant of the hardship in the world, but it really does put things in perspective.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
The blog is called Bibliochic and and you can check it out here.